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Do Coal Plants Really Kill People? Why Romney was right. (Slate, 11/19/12) “Coal-burning is bad, bad, bad for your health—and looking ahead, the best we can hope for is that it will get marginally better.” Making sense of arsenic and rice concerns (Boston Globe, 11/5/12) A pediatrician decides to tell parents in her practice to […]

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What’s that stuff in my bra? (Grist, 9/17/12) Invoking the precautionary principle when it comes to foam rubber bras: “Why cloak ourselves in maybe-yucky polyurethane all day when we could reduce our reliance on petroleum and chemicals by investing in a nice, simple, organic-cotton number?” In the wake of studies showing high levels of arsenic […]

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Important News: Arsenic in Rice

Two reports came out today showing that many popular rice foods are contaminated with arsenic. Arsenic is a known human carcinogen and the EPA assumes that there is no “safe” level of exposure to inorganic arsenic. The U.S. is the world’s leading user of arsenic. Residues from lead-arsenate pesticides linger in agricultural soil, though their […]

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Arsenic (and More) in Chicken

A while back, I highlighted a report about arsenic in chicken. It’s fed to chickens because it makes their flesh an appetizing shade of pink. I don’t care that the levels are low: arsenic is poison and I’m not going to knowingly ingest any amount of it. I certainly won’t feed it to my babies. […]

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